If you’ve had a tough time finding
MacSoft games on store shelves recently, that drought should soon be over.
Navarre Corp. has announced that it has signed a Master Distribution Agreement with MacSoft owner Destineer Inc.
Navarre Corp. is a major distributor of computer software and other content to retailers. The company reaches to over 18,000 retail locations throughout North America, and already has distribution agreements in place with other Mac game publishers. As part of the agreement, Navarre Distribution Services (NDS) will distribute MacSoft-branded products to its retail partners.
Destineer Inc. was founded by MacSoft’s original founder, Peter Tamte. Tamte founded Destineer in 2000 to bring Microsoft’s games to the Macintosh. MacSoft came home to roost when Destineer acquired the Mac game publishing unit from Infogrames Inc. this past January. Since then the company has published Master of Orion III and Dungeon Siege. MacSoft has also republished several previously available titles and plans an aggressive release schedule this year, with Mac conversions of Unreal Tournament 2003, Halo, Neverwinter Nights and more on the schedule.
“No company in the history of the Macintosh industry has ever had as strong a one-year lineup as we have planned for MacSoft during 2003,” said Tamte. “We are excited to be working with Navarre who shares this same level of commitment to the Mac format and is as well respected throughout the software industry.”